Vazquez retains IBF title via unanimous decision vs Gesta
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Mercito Gesta lost to Mexican Miguel Vazquez via unanimous decision Sunday (Manila time) in the undercard of Pacquiao-Marquez 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Vazquez, who retained his IBF lightweight title, dictated the bout from the get-go, using his reach by fighting inside and out to frustrate the erstwhile unbeaten Gesta (26-1-1, 14KOs).
The judges had it 117-111, 119-109, 118-110 for the quicker Vazquez.
Gesta landed a couple of blows but which hardly affected the champion, who just put on a boxing clinic.
Elusive and sneaky, Vazquez (33-2, 13KOs) connected on a straight right hand in the third round that backed Gesta up.
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